This weeks Athlete of the Week goes to Beni Thompson. Beni has had an incredible season this year! Her goal from the beginning of this year was to race Ironman North Carolina and qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in her FIRST IRONMAN. She is one of the most driven people you will meet and nothing was going to get into the way of her accomplishing that goal. We quickly got to work and things were looking good when she took first overall female at the Patriots Half Iron triathlon almost 2 months ago in preparation for NC. This past Saturday, Beni put it all together – not only did she win her age group but she crushed her competition with a 25 minute lead on 2nd place. She had the 6th fastest female time in the entire Ironman event. Beni is also a mother of five children and an inspiration to all parents that have big goals to accomplish! She said her primary reason for competing in triathlons is to teach her children to live a healthy lifestyle and that a strong work ethic can allow you to accomplish extraordinary things. Beni, we could not be more proud of you and all you have accomplished! Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey, and we cannot wait to see what Kona has in store for you!